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Competency based approach


We are thinking of introducing a competency based approach to developement. However I am struggling to find any basic information on competencies that isn't NVQ based. For example Why is it good to use them? How many should there be for each job role? etc.
hannah Bovington

5 Responses

  1. Competency-based approach
    Contact Jacquie Findlay. No-one knows more about competencies than she does.

    Her details are:

    Jacquie Findlay
    People in Partnership
    Maritime House
    Basin Road North
    BN41 1NR

    01273 704890
    01273 704889 fax
    07850 001203 mobile
    [email protected]

    Good luck!

    Alan Barker

  2. Information about competencies
    You may find a couple of freebie resources interesting as background to the use of competencies. Look up – free trainer resources – management skills section. One resource is entitled ‘Performance Review Notes for Managers’ – I developed this document for the head office function of a retailer. ‘Performance Review: Recognising Behaviours Exercise’ can be used with delegates to get used to what is and isn’t behaviour.
    Hope you find these useful.
    Happy Days!
    Bryan Edwards

  3. Competencies were an intergral part of our job descriptions
    before my company merged competencies were the main tool we used to discuss performance management. Each job role had a number of Threshold and Distinguishing Competencies these numbered maybe 4 for lower level jobs up to maybe 8 or 9 for more senior roles.
    Competencies were grouped as self managing, thinking, influencing and achieving. A very useful book was produced which details what is meant by each of these and the competencies within each section.
    Although the term “competencies” is no longer used in the company we still recruit against these.

    If you would like more information please contact me and I’ll send you some more detail.


  4. Thank you
    Thank you to everyone who has replied to my question. To those of you who mentioned getting in contact – I couldn’t get your email address so could you reply to mine? [email protected]


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